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32nd Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 30, 2008

Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival

Los Angeles- The local jazz community was out en mass at the Watts Towers on September 28, 2008. There was a two-fold reason for the mass gathering of jazz enthusiasts. We were out to enjoy the music featured at the 32nd Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival. Many people were in attendance for the grand opening ceremony for the new Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center.

Mingus Family members Graham Mingus (grandson of Charles Mingus) and Sharon Mingus (daughter-in-law), Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City Councilmember... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, hollywood, music

Rock & Roll Hall Of Shame

By J.D. Howard, published on Sep 27, 2008

...who have contributed so much to the very fabric of Rock & Roll over many years are regularly over-looked by the politically corrupt keepers of the Hall of Shame.

The powers-that-be who are behind the franchise driven, corporate manufactured techno-garbage that has been passed off as music in recent years have forgone the notion of talent and hard work. It’s obvious that their only motivation is the greed of chart position and advertising dollars, and I’m tired of watching real musicians being pushed aside in favor of the insult that is the American Idol fantasy. I suppose... (more)

Tags: hip-hop, music, britney spears

More Caine Quartet...this Time, Illuminating The Edison

By Kim, published on Sep 22, 2008

...Ignition Jam. "EFGHIIJ".

All of the above is applicable to the gentlemen's performance on Thursday, September 18th, 2008 at a club that was once The Edison Electric Company. The space is inviting for those interested in the happy hour scene, some appetizers, conversation, house music that encompasses everything from the decades of the 1930's to the 21st century and every style to go with that. There's nostalgic history in still films, people watching, or and this is the best of all...LIVE MUSIC!

You have to be a intense listener, as the mingling crowd is preoccupied... (more)

Tags: jazz, music

After Getting Laid Last Friday, I Realize, No Big Deal...

By Geoffrey A. Citron, published on Sep 20, 2008

...where one gets a reality-check as to just how important sex has become in American Culture... and what kind of sex we're looking for. Be realistic, people aren't going to these clubs to meet their future husband/wife. These sin factories are not designed with that intention in mind. The music is way too loud to carry on conversation - which I've been told is essential in getting to know another person - the dancing that goes on (grinding) is hardly the slow-dances we grew up on in our High School dances... it's all one big sweaty meat factory where the intended result is securing a... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hollywood, music, sex, santa monica

Peach: I Should Get One Song Out Of A Break-up

By Gary Schwind, published on Sep 15, 2008

Peach is a blues-rock guitarist from Los Angeles. In 2001, she was named Blues Artist of the Year at the LA Music Awards. She is currently writing a song with Keb' Mo'. At the Yard House in Long Beach, she discussed her songs, her love for the guitar, being named Blues Artist of the Year, and working with Taj Mahal.

What inspired you to start writing songs?That’s an interesting question. I usually only write songs when I’m in a particular state of mind to write one. I’ve written a ton of break-up songs. First the love songs, then the break-up songs. It’s kind... (more)

Tags: los angeles, music

Harlem Book Fair On Long Island September 27, 2008

By Phil Andrews, published on Sep 15, 2008

...children. The 6th Annual Harlem Book Fair on Long Island (HBF-LI) presents a great opportunity to bring African-American authors, artists, poets, performers and vendors together with the Long Island community. The daylong event features book signing by noted authors, panel discussions, ethnic music and dance, fiction and nonfiction books, vendors, and a Children’s Pavilion with its own featured authors, storytellers and face painters. HBF-LI will be held Saturday, September 27, 2008, 12 noon - 6 p.m. at the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road, Freeport NY. For further ... (more)

Tags: new york, music

Gourmet Taste Of Santa Monica

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 15, 2008

...French Crepes and Locanda Del Lago/Caffe Bellagio were the most popular at the festival.

A great collection of wineries were featured in the wine garden serving Signature, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Syree, Zinfandel, Syrah, Roseum, and Sauvignon Blanc.

Musical entertainment was provided by Route 66 Blues Band, Jean Shy, Kat Adams while people strolled around enjoying crepes, gelatos, skewers, fried shrimp, vegetable fried rice, shrimp scampi, green corn tamales, hot lobster bisque with puffy pastry, pastas, shrimp and seabass ceviche, tiramisu, and ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, movie, california, music, santa monica

Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Sep 14, 2008

On September 2nd, Brian Wilson's new album was released and was having a signing at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. I couldn't miss the opportunity to meet a musical legend from the glory days of Rock & Roll. This was my first time going to a signing that I can remember, and I thought there was going to be a huge line wrapped around the building. I was impressed how the folks at Amoeba Records handled this event. They held the line inside the store and it was zig-zagging through each isle of the west side of the building. The staff was really nice and professional and you had to purchase the... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california, hollywood, music

Sunday Afternoon Chill

By Kim, published on Sep 11, 2008

One is surrounded by pictures of all the greats on the walls, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday comfortable seating, and beautiful music performed by passionate musicians making their mark in the community, on the stage and in the hearts of fans and other artists.

5th Street Dick's is a coffeehouse, cafe, and venue for chilling at the beginning of the week.

The space is inviting to all who seek a refuge from the commercialism of the trendy and cookie-cutter coffee shop. There's culture, calmness, courtesy, and inspiring music and a motivating film... (more)

Tags: music

Mike Stinson: Sharing The Human Experience

By Gary Schwind, published on Sep 7, 2008 as "the best country-western artist in LA" and "the uncrowned king of the LA neo-honky tonkers." I caught up with him and asked him about his inspiration, and having his song featured on Cold Case.

When did you start writing songs?

I've been writing and singing country music for about twelve years.

What was it that made you want to write and play music?

I guess it started with wanting to emulate my heroes, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Gram Parsons, and Bob Dylan. Country music then became the most natural way I've found to express myself. Why ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, music

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